Wednesday, 23 April 2014

World Book Night

Happy St. George's Day! Happy World Book Night! And don't forget to say Happy Birthday (and death day) to Shakespeare everyone!

For the last two years I have been a giver for World Book Night (WBN). For those who haven't heard of WBN, it is an annual event funded and run by The Reading Agency whereby a selected 20 books are sent to volunteers all over the country. These volunteers/givers then hand out copies of their selected book on the 23rd April, particularly to those who do not regularly spent time reading. The aim of WBN is to encourage more people to read and to share the joy that books can bring. In addition to the 20 World Book Night books, people are encouraged to give a book away, any book at all, to spread the word (quite literally). I personally think World Book Night is an amazing celebration of books and I wholeheartedly support it. As you may know, books (along with geography and cheese) are my true loves on this earth.

This year I have handed out 18 copies of 'Vengeance Is Mine Inc. and Other Stories' - Roald Dahl, who is one of my all time favourite writers. Last year I handed out 20 copies of 'The Reader' - Bernhard Schlink, which is an
amazing book that I completely recommend to everyone. So, whether you knew about World Book Night previously or not, I urge you to give away a book to someone today. You never know, that book may change someone's life.

Have a wonderful night, and remember, books are beautiful.

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